Melissa TuckerPurica Ambassador Melissa Tucker, a training coach and one of Canada’s foremost global fitness competitors, is a member of our team of Purica Ambassadors committed to promoting positive lifestyle solutions, including healthy eating and training tips. Here are Melissa’s tips on how to keep motivated. A lot of people associate getting fit with “motivation”. If they’re not “in the mood” to exercise or eat right, then they don’t bother. What would happen if you only washed your dishes or paid your bills when you felt like it? Exactly! The outcome would not be very good. If you want to see consistent progress with your fitness, take Nike’s slogan to heart and just do it, regardless of how you feel. Here are some ideas to keep your mind motivated: I like to journal my progress. Once my pen hits the paper, all the reasons why I’m working out and eating well get turned into positive emotion to fuel my passion to reach my goals! Finding inspiring quotes or books based on the power of focus and profiles of famous athletes pushing themselves from their deepest core to cross their finish line…those examples make doing 45 minutes of cardio not seem so extreme. I keep myself in check by booking a session with my trainer. Yes, I’m a trainer myself and yes, I myself have a trainer. It always helps to have a positive push from someone who has your goals in their mind as well. You can get that same push for free by simply partnering up with an equally-motivated workout buddy. For more information, check out www.melissatucker.com or email Purica Ambassador Melissa Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.. And for regular healthy eating and training tips, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/puricawellness and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/puricawellness.